In The Blood A Heart-Wrenching Work Of Art

Photos shot for Purdue Theatre by Melodie Yvonne

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA (Dress Rehearsal – March 24, 2021) – Purdue Theatre’s production of In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Sonita L. Surratt & Tasia A. Jones is a harrowing work of art brought to life by a phenomenal cast that truly pulls the audience into the heart-wrenching performance. Show will livestream March 26 from the Mallett Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, and follow with multiple Digital Performances through March 28, 2021. The following excerpt is courtesy of Purdue Theatre’s official website:

“In this radical retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks tells the story of Hester La Negrita, a single mother of five children. Living under a bridge and without formal education, Hester strives to support her children and teach them right from wrong. Through a style she labels repetition-and-revision (influenced by her love for jazz and classical music), Parks dramatizes the social and economic conditions that make Hester’s hopes futile. The play is a stinging critique of American culture — and an inescapable call for change.”


March 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Livestream
March 27, 2021 at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Digital Performance
March 28, 2021 at 2:30 pm – Digital Performance

Visitors can purchase tickets online at Tickets may also be purchased at all campus box offices or by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

Check out the photo highlight gallery from the phenomenal show below